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Dish Network settles with Cablevision and AMC, starts carrying AMC channels again

Dish will pay $700 million over claims it violated a deal with AMC’s defunct Voom HD

Last week, we heard about a Dish Network Corp. executive losing her cool and shoving an opposing attorney’s father during the trial of a lawsuit between Dish and Cablevision Systems Corp. But despite that hiccup in the proceedings, the parties have now settled.

Dish has agreed to pay $700 million to Cablevision and its sister company AMC Networks to settle claims that Dish violated a 15-year programming deal with AMC’s now-defunct service Voom HD. Dish will also start carrying AMC’s channels again, including AMC and Sundance Channel, which it dropped from its programming in July, saying the channels were too expensive. According to AMC, 13 percent of its subscribers were affected by this. AMC’s channels returned to Dish on Sunday.

"We are glad to partner again with Dish Network and are delighted to bring back our popular channels and programming to their customers," said AMC President and CEO Josh Sapan in a statement.

Read more at The Seattle Times.

 

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